Characteristic: NoLa’s Britti Spills Her Soul in ‘Hiya, I am Britti.’ a Smoldering Coming-of-Age Debut

Soulful, seductive, and smoldering, ‘Hiya, I’m Britti.’ proves an immediately memorable debut as New Orleans singer/songwriter Britti channels her coming-of-age struggles into fantastically radiant, resonant songs.
Stream: “So Drained” – Britti

That is my love letter to the world, permitting individuals to see me to allow them to really feel seen. I hope to redefine the notion of vulnerability and sensitivity.

True to its identify, Hiya, I’m Britti. is an introduction.

However whereas most ‘hellos’ are brief n’ candy, Britti’s is emphatic, simple, and impassioned: The New Orleans-based artist wastes no time in making a memorable first impression, sharing her unfiltered and unadulterated self by eleven enchanting, emotionally charged songs that dwell within the deep finish of life’s emotional pool.

Soulful, seductive, and smoldering, Hiya, I’m Britti. proves an immediately memorable debut as Britti channels her coming-of-age struggles into fantastically radiant, resonant songs.

Hello, I'm Britti. - Britti
Hiya, I’m Britti. – Britti
So drained
Mama mentioned it gained’t be straightforward
So drained
What Mama mentioned was proper, imagine me
So drained
Lord, if she may solely see me
So drained, so drained
Let me inform you somethin’
After I see the sunshine of day
And the blues cease coming
Gained’t be nothing in my manner
When my concern is light
I’ll be feeling protected and heat
There’ll be no hesitating
‘Trigger I’m lastly feeling positive
– “So Drained,” Britti

That is the music of a young coronary heart and soul unleashed by music. Launched February 2, 2024 by way of Simple Eye Sound, Hiya, I’m Britti. shines heat, daring, and vibrant as Brittany Guerin’s long-held dream is realized, and she or he beams her internal gentle out into the world. Produced and co-written by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Britti’s debut album feels directly recent and acquainted – it’s immediately timeless, regardless of simply being born.

A Louisiana native primarily based in New Orleans, Britti is unapologetic about who she is. “[It’s important] for listeners to know I really like, love,” she instantly tells Atwood Journal. “I’m 100% a Pisces, my favourite singer is Otis Redding, my favourite sweet is chocolate coated gummy bears, and I really like rain!”

Britti © Jim Herrington
Britti © Jim Herrington

Impressed by every little thing from Motown and Zydeco to jazz requirements, blues classics, and extra fashionable R&B, Britti’s artwork is that of a singer/songwriter expressing her deepest, truest self. Along with an enviable solid of musicians that included Jay Bellerose (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Sharon Van Etten) on drums, guitarist Tom Bukovac (Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks), keyboard wizard Mike Rojas (Yola, Don Henley) and Dan Auerbach himself (amongst others), Britti creates a dreamy, dynamic world into which we could all dip our toes as she sings about love, heartbreak, her personal trials and tribulations, and every little thing in-between.

“Personally, this album is about heartbreak, introspection, love, and self-discovery,” Britti tells Atwood Journal. “Falling, then studying to fly, and telling the story. To me the story behind this album is a couple of woman turning into a lady, and the belief that every one of her trials and tribulations had been the muse of a path main towards self-discovery.”

“My inspiration for this document was to make one thing that might stand the check of time,” she provides. “My favourite period of music is the ‘60s and ‘70s, and I used to be extraordinarily fortunate to work with Dan Auerbach and a set of fantastic songwriters that had been all in on collaborating to comprehend my dream. The overarching imaginative and prescient was to all the time be myself and share my fact, and that remained a wonderful fixed all through the complete course of.”

Britti © Jim Herrington
Britti © Jim Herrington

To me the story behind this album is a couple of woman turning into a lady, and the belief that every one of her trials and tribulations had been the muse of a path main towards self-discovery.

She candidly describes Hiya, I’m Britti. as timeless, passionate, and breathtaking.

“I really feel like this album is my introduction to the world by my voice,” she explains. “The lyrics enable me to share my tales which have helped me heal by feeling and writing, to assist others cope and really feel seen of their experiences.”

Highlights abound on the journey from the cathartic “So Drained” – by which Britti laments the every day, unforgiving grind of musical pursuits – to album nearer “As soon as Upon a Time,” a delicate, nostalgic dream of affection come and gone. The softly soothing “Lullaby” highlights the depth and power of Britti’s singular, expressive voice, whereas transferring tracks like “Again The place We Belong” and “Foolish Boy” weave total worlds by descriptive lyrical storytelling.

“‘Attain Out’ is my favourite. It’s so horny, groovy, and uncooked!” Britti exclaims. “Such a James Bond-opening theme music really feel. Subtly epic.” She cites a lot of favourite lyrics as properly:

‘Not the circus clowns, with their painted smiles
Flying the wrong way up, it’s true
Not the masquerade, of the Lundi Gras
Or my favourite shade, of blue’
– “Nothing Compares To You
Lightning strikes in entrance of me,
oh I was, so afraid
– “Nonetheless Gone
‘I style it in your pores and skin,
I believe I need to lay beside you.
And marvel the place you’ve been,
you’ll by no means understand how arduous I attempted to, simply dwell’
– “Attain Out
To look in my eyes
is to look in my coronary heart
– “Save Me
Britti © Jim Herrington
Britti © Jim Herrington

Actually, wherever you press play on this album, you’ll be handled to a world of soul-soaked golden-hued enchantments.

Britti’s supply is easy, and her music is a mirrored image of her sincere, open-hearted humanity: Heat, wondrous, and endlessly dazzling.

“I hope listeners take away the attractive sense of the phrase ‘love’ and the entire layers of it,” Britti shares. “From creating the album and placing it out, I’ve taken away the true understanding of quotes I resonate with – ‘something is feasible’ and ‘doubt has killed extra desires than failure ever will.’”

Expertise the total document by way of our beneath stream, and peek inside Britti’s Hiya, I’m Britti. with Atwood Journal as she takes us track-by-track by the music and lyrics of her debut album!

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So Drained

It’s about carrying the burden of your customized journey after heartbreak. Being emotionally, bodily, and spiritually fatigued for having to have the power to be resilient. Discovering the soundness and energy to show that ebb and circulate in to momentum of therapeutic and self discovery.

Nonetheless Gone

It’s about heartbreak and re-learning your life with out that previous lover. Every day, in hopes of therapeutic, additionally being reminded of the imprint of ache. Every day, with out that individual, life feeling extra surreal than the reminiscences that had been potently comforting. In disbelief, they’re “nonetheless gone.”

Nothing Compares To You

On the floor this music is concerning the love of my life, my husband. Then taking it a step farther and a layer deeper – paying homage by a love letter of lyrics to my dwelling, New Orleans. This music is from the guts of every little thing that has formed me into who I’m at the moment. On this metropolis I’ve been unearthed and raised by heartbreak, introspection, love, and self-discovery.

Again The place We Belong

Bittersweetness about transferring on. Making an attempt to maintain it collectively whereas life is simply transferring on round you. Wanting issues to return to “regular” .

Hold Working

Consistently transferring, so that you don’t should cease and really feel the ache. Resisting to take the pause, as a result of it’s simpler to “preserve operating”. Being sincere with oneself concerning the coping mechanism.

Foolish Boy

Reminiscing on outdated love as I regain my confidence in self-discovery. Persevering with on with the therapeutic course of. The extra previous familiarity turns into presently unfamiliar, the extra I see clear my price and sing to that.


Needing your new discovered like to be mild along with your spirt and coronary heart. Feeling weak and delicate within the technique of permitting your self to heal – feeling every little thing to turn into your highest self, all of the whereas having fun with ‘being seen’ by your love.

There Ain’t Nothing

This music is about discovering your manner again dwelling, internally. Remembering the place you got here from and what your made out of. Rebuilding confidence.

Attain Out

Deeply falling in love with the love of your life. Permitting your self to be spiritually bare and open in love. Lastly discovering that “protected house” in a love, giving an individual your ALL.

Save Me

Changing into who you’ve gotten all the time desired to be, unapologetically, with the impetus of fixed love out of your lover, saving you thru love.

As soon as Upon A Time

A narrative of previous love. When a lot time has handed, it nearly doesn’t really feel actual; a dreamy nightmare.

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